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A great place to visit in the morning (when the sun is not very hot). The guide explains the history of Portuguese exploration into East African and how the pillar came into existence.
You can also opt to be taken to the church Vasco Da...More
Not a lot there but it was nice to visit. A plaque gives much of the history surrounding it. Nice views of the coastline. It’s a short walk over sand and rocks to reach the monument so not really suitable for those who have difficulty...More
I took a quick tuk tuk ride to this promontory and it was worth it. Besides the obvious history embraced by this spot, there are amazing views which tend to be a bit more spectacular at low tide! Buying a ticket at the Malindi Museum...More
There's a beautiful view of the sea and it's so calm..n peaceful. For history lovers there's a guide at a fee..entrance we paid ksh. 200 per person that's less than €2 and there's no limit of how long you can stay around there but i...More
The Vasco da Gama pillar, of late in better shape than for many years before, is one site everyone should visit when in Malindi but then, there are also pillars erected by a former Sultan of Malindi, located behind one of the mosques in the...More
I am a big fan of both the ocean views in Malindi and the sense of history in this town that has been fought over for centuries. It was visited by Chinese explorers in the early 1400s, and inhabited by the Portuguese during the 1500s,...More
I am interested in antiquities, so decided to stop in Malindi for the sole purpose of visiting da Gama's pillar, the oldest European building in Kenya, and probably in the East Coast of Africa, dating from the late 15th century. But the location of the...More